Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cloudy With a Chance of Lime

Yay! A Q1 Finish Along finish, registered just under the wire. Introducing Cloudy With a Chance of Lime:

Cloudy with a chance of Lime_

I began this quilt in a workshop by my lovely and talented friend Krista (Poppyprint) Hennebury. MQG members might recognize the pattern from the MQG Pattern of the Month series - this is Miss September. My quilt's name is the result of some wonderful suggestions I got on Instagram - Twist of Lime, Citrus Twist....but I wanted to include the grey somehow, and I thought of clouds...and the rest just fell into place.

Cloudy With a Chance of Lime_up

I quilted each area using a matching thread. The green is 40 weight Aurifil 3320, and the grey is Aurifil 2605 in 50 weight. I FMQd some triangleish zigzags and just travelled where I needed to when I got to end of a row. Let's call it a design decision.
Cloudy With a Chance of Lime_quilting

It's not large - only about 29" x 40", but it fits perfectly in our stairwell at home.

I backed it with some old IKEA bird fabric I had floating around, and I faced the quilt rather than using a traditional binding. You can see the facing, which is about 1.5" wide, on the back of the quilt if you look closely.

Cloudy With a Chance of Lime_back

Here's my requisite "up shot" - I will miss the arbours in my townhouse's courtyard when we move. It's the perfect quilt-photography spot.

Cloudy with a Chance of Lime_upward

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side


  1. Love the colors (of course, they are my favs) and I LOVE the name!

  2. This is beautiful! I really like your version AND your quilt's name AND your arbors - I will miss them too! ;-)

  3. This is so good, the colours are fantastic. I love this pattern, I have fabric to make another and should just do that soon.

  4. The perfect name! It is a wonderful little quilt!

  5. Brilliant name ; )
    Love the quilt too

  6. Love it all! Great choice for quilting - enhances design rather than becoming the focus. Tell me more re "facing" your quilt? Is this explained somewhere on your blog?

    1. Hi JC! Thanks for your lovely comments. You're a no-reply blogger so I can't reply by email to your question. I hope you see this! Facing a quilt finishes the edges but there isn't a binding that shows on the front. Instead, you fold the facing to the back of the quilt and stitch it down. It finishes the quilt in a really nice "clean" way, and I find that it's great for wallhangings and mini quilts. I used Terry Aske's tutorial here:

  7. That is such a creative quilt! And of course - the colors are my favorite!! Great job!!


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